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All the things I love about being a brownie leader I can now do as my own flexible and fun business

“All the things I love about being a brownie leader- but I can now do as my own flexible and fun business”

Rachel Sykes mum to xx and Harriet inspires imagination in Loughborough and surrounding area

Rachel enjoyed a very successful working life as a travel agent, Personal secretary and a journalist but when she became mummy to x and Harriet she decide to look at ways to be self employed. Her inspiration came from looking at what she really loved doing and this was being a Brownie leader

“As a Brownie leader I love helping children have fun and develop, however, the thought of setting up my own business from scratch was daunting, so when I came across The Creation Station I kind of knew that I was made for this franchise!” laughs Rachel

“The idea of having such a fun and positive business that was already set up, along with great backup just works really well for me. My husband Steve and family have been really supportive , it’s been great to be able to bring my children along to the classes too”.

“The support from the central Creative Hub is fantastic. In fact they recently won the best Franchisee marketing support award, beating McDonalds. For me this means that there is always some helpful and friendly at the end of the phone, no matter how silly my question might be!” smiles Rachel “There a wonderful forum for ideas and for a catch and a great network of other franchise owners. ”

Rachel invested in her franchise back in 2009 and has loved running her business so much, has invested in the sister franchise called Create Club; providing after school , Saturday and holiday art and crafts clubs.

“Running my business, although hard work, is actually a lot of fun, I love helping the children develop and be really proud of what they do. It’s all the things I love about being a Brownie leader but as my very own flexible and fab business!”

For more info about Rachel’s fun classes, party entertainment visit

Rachels web page or pop over and say hello on her Facebook

If you love running your own brown or guide group- find out how you could enjoy running your own flexible fun and rewarding creation station franchise. Click here to download your free info pack



What people say

Excellent 4.8/5

6786 reviews on Trustpilot

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7th Aug

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the…

My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the holiday club session at Withycombe, when I asked how many stars she would give Sara's sessions, she said 10!

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7th Aug

Fantastic classes!

Emma is so fantastic! The sessions are the highlight of my daughter’s week. She has produced some beautiful work, and is really proud of what she creates. Emma fosters a supportive, encouraging and fun environment for the children to worK in. I would thoroughly recommend her classes!

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7th Aug

Austin had a great couple of days and…

Austin had a great couple of days and was very proud of all the creations he came home with, they are exhibited for all to see! Lovely for him to do something different and being a fairly small group was great for him, not too overwhelming. Thank you x

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7th Aug

It was great

It was great. I really enjoyed taking part with others from my own home

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7th Aug

Great virtual art classes

Great virtual art classes during lockdown- my daughter looks forward to them every week! Great materials supplied through the post and opportunities to learn about shapes, numbers etc.!

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7th Aug

Great class with Lisa

Great class with Lisa, she’s always so helpful and makes the classes really interesting.

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6th Aug

My four year old absolutely loves his creation sessions.

My four year old absolutely loves his creation sessions once a week. He is doing things that I wouldn’t have thought to do and because it’s a set time each week we’re sitting down and doing it together! The bags are prepared for us with everything in that we need and it is so much fun getting the supplies out and waiting to find out what we are going to do with them each week. Eleanor is interactive and I noticed that on week 3 my young man is speaking out to her and wanting to engage with her. We are so happy to have found the creation station.

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6th Aug


Brilliant. My granddaughter enjoys it very much. Kirsty who takes the club interacts with all the children lovely. If any of the children doesn’t quite get what they are supposed to be doing she goes over it again.She likes to see how their activity is progressing and encourages them all the way. She knows all the children and what they like and dislike in their art activities. It is not just an art group it is educational as well

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5th Aug

5* Fun

Brilliant from start to finish Enjoyed by all three kids And so much fun xx

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4th Aug


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Today me and my daughters participated in two free taster sessions with Kelly via Zoom. One was for babies and the other was for children of a similar age to my four year old. Kelly was so so friendly and that really came across even through a screen. I loved the variety of activities the girls did, each creating a very different name plaque and one princess mirror. The bags were delivered last week which gave me time to look through them and just made everything smooth and organised. We are defiantly interested in further sessions around yearly events such as Christmas. If the virtual session today was as good as it was I can only imagine how fun and engaging a real life face to face one would be! Thanks again Kelly!!?